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First few days in San Carlos October 28, 2007

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

After a couple of days staying at the nearly empty Totonaka RV Park, in rolled a caravan of 25 RVs to help fill the place up.  It took about 3 hours for them to arrive.

Before their arrival…


One thing that we hold sacred is our strip map that we purchased online from .  It is an amazing tool with all important information, including the location of every speed bump, neatly cataloged.  The website also has reviews on hundreds of Mexican RV Parks.  The reason I mention this is because the caravan was being led by Dot and Bill, the owners of the website and authors of the valuable map.  We’re hoping to pick their brains for suggestions on our trip.

Below is one of the beautiful beaches that are available on the various bays here in San Carlos, MX.


The housing is anything but cheap by Dallas standards.  Maybe real estate is affordable by east and west coast standards.  The location is certainly beautiful.


Here is your typical new house under construction.


We found a place with an ocean view that we could afford.


Here’s a close-up, alas, it’s occupied and not for sale.


Life, as we know it, doesn’t suck!!!!!!

Day 2 in Mexico October 26, 2007

Friday, October 26th, 2007

We made it from Hermosillo to San Carlos.


 It is not a very long drive. We left at 10:00 and pulled into Totonaka RV Park about 1:30 PM. The park looked pretty empty. The guy in the office told us just pick a spot. We chose a 30 AMP so we could run our air conditioner. We are spoiled!!!! The other choice would have been 15 AMPs.  Unfortunately, the voltage sometimes jumps to 133 volts.  This is bad because our safety system will cut out at 130 volts.


We picked a spot and as we were setting up everyone started pulling in to the park. They had come all the way from the border today. Most were leaving the next morning heading farther south. We will be here for a week then we will head farther south ourselves. Will the same thing happen today with a slew of RVs showing up in the afternoon?

There were 2 RVs traveling together. They had left the states early this morning. They were leaving the next day to go to Mazatlan and then the next day to Puerta Vallarta. We asked ourselves why are they trying to kill themselves to get there? Then we laughed and said maybe all they have time for is 2 weeks—like maybe they are on a 2 week vacation from w o r k.

We drove around San Carlos and it is a gorgeous place. San Carlos has small bays full of sailboats, marinas, and beautiful houses on the hills overlooking the bays. We see why it is a popular spot for norteamericanos to buy houses here. You are only 5 hours to the US border and the weather is pleasant during the winter. Some norteamericanos live here year round while others just live in their houses for the winter.

One of many bays.


We ate out last night and had our first margaritas. They were strong but good.


Then we had shrimp wrapped in bacon and crab gratin.



Nice meal looking over the Sea of Cortez. This was our view.

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Looking down at shore from our table.

Life, as we know it, doesn’t suck!!!!!!!